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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Amazing Trip and one happy little boy.........

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank Derek and all of the lovely staff at the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Amazing place

This is a great place for a day out, we all loved it including our dogs who loved meeting all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Donkey Sanctuary - providing homes for unwanted and rescued animals. Carrying out educational work with schools and donkey therapy in residential settings.
Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852693
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All reviews shetland ponies lovely donkeys love donkeys lovely place bric a brac charity shop animal lovers free entry a wonderful job small donation isle of wight free attraction no charge small shop keep up the good work couple of hours worth a visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank Derek and all of the lovely staff at the donkey sanctuary. I organized a trip to the sanctuary as it was my sons birthday and he is obsessed with donkeys. Derek helped me with everything,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for a day out, we all loved it including our dogs who loved meeting all the donkeys. The facilities are top class and the staff very friendly, can't believe it is free admission so make sure you adopt a donkey...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Dacross76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, well looked after donkeys, who appeared content. The animals have lots of space to move around, including inside and outside areas. Couldn’t believe how friendly most of them were, coming over to you instantly, wanting affection. Staff in the cafe were friendly and welcoming,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 916stephl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My aunty died at almost 90 and she had supported the isle of Wight donkey sanctuary since it began well over 40 yrs ago. Most of the donkey are ex beach ride donkeys. When they cannot safely carry children they are put down The donkey...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem Free entry although you are encouraged to make a donation and we certainly did. Lots of different 4 legged friends (not just donkeys). Well cared for happy animals. If you don't have transport you can very easily get there on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank darrenw893
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the donkey sanctuary - have adopted a few over the years. Donkeys are well cared for, staff friendly - just a great place to visit. Will be back in the summer.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Forcandles
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Nice place to go, children can run around,staf very Nice even if you are from belgium, price ok, food excellent

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank veroniquepauwels
Reviewed 8 December 2018

I visited with my coach group. A warm welcome by a friendly Derek, obviously very passionate about donkeys. A great place. Nice coffee and gift shop. Get up close to the donkeys.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mark d
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Took my granddaughter here... fantastic feed the donkeys... they are unicorns with no horns after all. Staff were very kind and we also groomed a donkey.. would highly recommend it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EleonoreB26
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Despite the shocking weather I am so glad we took the trouble to visit the Sanctuary and to learn what good work they do to look after these animals. We found it so interesting and informative. This is a must for people of all ages...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank U8696YHpaulg
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28 December 2018|
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Response from Sundancespirit1 | Reviewed this property |
We went by Red Funnel car ferry from Southampton & stayed at the Grange Bank B&B in Shanklin. It's a lovely place to stay and not too far from the donkey sanctuary. There are B&B's in Wroxhall village but I haven't stayed at... More
Helen R
1 August 2018|
Response from Helena_Amy_x | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, on leads. Our dog was a bit freaked out by it all, but you could take him out into the fields for a little way. Overall, I think he quite enjoyed it!
28 March 2018|
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Response from elwick11 | Reviewed this property |
You will probably be shown round (we were as a group) the tour took about an hour but it was wet so most of this time was spent inside the buildings. I believe that there is a small shop which I did not go into, you can... More